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Playlist for 20 January 2011 Options | "where silence should have been"

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Artist Song Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Thiaz Itch  Psyko Tyko   Options The Square Carnival  Proot  found here on the Free Music Archive  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Las Comadrejas  Kusturuko   Options We Are Ugly But We Have the Music  Comad  get the album here, at WFMU's Beware of the Blog  0:04:04 (Pop‑up)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass  Zorba the Greek   Options Greatest Hits  A&M  played with:  0:08:20 (Pop‑up)
Bruce Nauman  Good Boy Bad Boy (Joan)   Options Raw Materials    (installation at the Tate Modern, London)  0:09:35 (Pop‑up)
Foundations  Build Me Up Buttercup   Options 45 played at 33  Uni  played with:  0:12:39 (Pop‑up)
"Real Brazilian Girls"  "Feel Me Up Buttercup"   Options Sing Along With the Hits!    This was a "mic-in" track probably found on Napster, from a collection put together by the Professor  0:13:16 (Pop‑up)
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66  Fool on the Hill   Options 7-inch single; Foursider  A&M    0:16:39 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  Message From Home   Options Work and Non Work  Drag City 
R.I.P. Trish Keenan
0:19:44 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Coast to Coast   Options To-Day's Sound  Easy Tempo    0:23:16 (Pop‑up)
Skeewiff  Smash & Grab   Options Private Funktion  Jalapeno    0:26:22 (Pop‑up)
Eivind Aarset  The String Thing   Options Fjord Focus: A Norwegian Sampler (various artists)  The Wire    0:30:45 (Pop‑up)
Pugs  Spock On (Miss Gloria)   Options Bite the Red Knee  Casual Tonalities    0:35:42 (Pop‑up)
Parliament  Do That Stuff   Options The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein  Casablanca    0:40:55 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  Michael a Grammar   Options Tender Buttons  Warp    0:45:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Frank Gartner 
Kryptoglyphics   Options The Super Sounds of Bosworth (various artists)  Trunk    0:49:05 (Pop‑up)
Broadcast  Come On Let's Go   Options The Noise Made by People  Warp/Tommy Boy    0:51:29 (Pop‑up)
Hugo Montenegro  Classical Gas   Options Good Vibrations  RCA    0:54:53 (Pop‑up)
Sonic Youth  Cotton Crown   Options Sister  SST    0:57:56 (Pop‑up)
MC Chazaloo  Borderline   Options over Madonna's 12-inch single instrumental mix  Sire    1:02:35 (Pop‑up)
David Bowie  Up the Hill Backwards   Options Scary Monsters  RCA    1:06:29 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Piero Umiliani 
Pruduzione   Options Musica Elettronica      1:09:28 (Pop‑up)
impLOG  Holland Tunnel Dive   Options 12-inch single; New York Noise Vol. 3 (various artists)  In-fidelity; Soul Jazz  info; download -- equally great cover of "On Broadway" on the b-side!  1:12:18 (Pop‑up)
Crash Course in Science  Kitchen Motors   Options Cakes in the Home 7-inch single      1:20:16 (Pop‑up)
Tom Ze  Toc   Options Best of (Brazil Classics)  Luaka Bop    1:22:11 (Pop‑up)
Come On  Kitchen in the Clouds   Options New York City 1976-80  Heliocentric    1:25:03 (Pop‑up)
Jona Lewie  You'll Always Find Me in The Kitchen At Parties   Options 12-inch single  Stiff    1:27:07 (Pop‑up)
The Central High School Cafeteria Band  First Rhapsody For Knives, Forks & Spoons, Part 1: Allegro Conbeat   Options 7-inch single  Reo  from the 365 Days project, here, and here  1:30:17 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Dick De Benedictus 
incidental musc from Columbo   Options episode: Double Shock      1:32:23 (Pop‑up)
Kathy Lynn & The Playboys  Rock City   Options Girls With Guitars (various artists)  Ace    1:35:16 (Pop‑up)
Bill Brovold  Den 5   Options Childish Delusions  Tzadik    1:37:28 (Pop‑up)
Procol Harum  In Held Twas in I (excerpt)   Options Shine on Brightly  A&M    1:39:30 (Pop‑up)
Athletico Spizz 80  Spock's Missing   Options 7-inch single  Rough Trade    1:44:23 (Pop‑up)
Dokaka  I Wish   Options The Dokaka Discography  no label    1:49:43 (Pop‑up)
Rita Lee  Eu Vou Me Salvar   Options Build Up  Polygram Brasil/Philips    1:53:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
Last Date (slowed down)   Options 7-inch single (originally)  RCA    1:55:35 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:02am charlie:

Good morning!
  9:03am Michael:

Hey now Charlie!
  9:03am Adler:

  9:04am Laura L:

Roll call--present!
  9:05am charlie:

Well all right now! Good morning Michael, Mike, and Laura L.!
  9:07am Gary Mitchell:

zorba the freek
  9:08am charlie:

You may be clairvoyant, Gary! And good morning to you!
  9:12am Camilla:

You ARE a good boy, Charlie! Since I have been a BAD girl, I have to go to the DENTIST today . . I'll have to listen in later. Peace Out Bro' . . .Later, Cam
  9:14am charlie:

Have fun in the chair, Cam!
  9:16am Camilla:

My dentist is actually a really funny guy . . .makes me laugh while he's torturing me!
  9:26am charlie:

Next up, some heavy beat crime jazz, a cross between John Barry and Delia Derbyshire's Dr. Who...
  9:27am Katya Oddio:

John Barry + Delia Derbyshire? How can that be wrong? Cheers!
  9:29am trrs:

Sounds great, Charlie.
I feel a shift to a Monday morn on this here Thursday morning.
  9:29am charlie:

Hi Katya, yes, maybe John Barry + Doctor Who + Propellerheads? Thanks for joining us this morning, you early riser!
  9:30am charlie:

yes, but the bright side is that now your week is almost over, trrs!
  9:31am charlie:

That last song was Skeewiff, this is Eivind Aarset -- I've got the itchy "enter" button finger.
  9:38am trrs:

Yeah. The good slant on Monday. The one that's something else entirely.
  9:38am Katya Oddio:

Great groove to the show. Looks like the first set was just as jet set.
  9:40am charlie:

Thanks, Katya. Yah, the first set was fun, imho ;)
  9:45am Katya Oddio:

Glad to have the archive. Thiaz Itch is a fun way to start anything! That Frenchman cracks me up every time. Thanks for the show, Charlie!
  9:46am ndbob:

Hi Charlie - a lovely -11 here:)
  9:46am annie:

listening from the other room.. but listening
  9:47am charlie:

thanks for letting me know, annie as i didn't see you here in this room... good morning bob, throw a couple more logs on the fire, brrrr.
  9:49am ndbob:

and a -35 wind chill.. at least it's sunny!
  9:49am charlie:

I just stumbled across Thiaz Itch on the FMA recently -- really enjoy his stuff! Do you know how to pronounce his name? "tee-ahz"?
  9:51am charlie:

yikes, bob -- don't go outside!
  9:52am ndbob:

I need to in a while... have an appointment.. but I'm sort of used to it.
  9:53am Katya Oddio:

Trish Keenan is no more? How tragic....
  9:54am Katya Oddio:

  9:54am charlie:

Yes, very very sad. Last Friday, from pneumonia, possibly related to H1N1 virus. A great loss.
  9:55am ndbob:

  9:56am Katya Oddio:

How terrible. The wold lost such a gifted voice. I'm sorry to learn this. So young.
  9:57am charlie:

Thanks for the link, K; there have been many nice tributes online. One of my fave singers of recent years. And a very thoughtful lyricist. Bummer.
  9:58am Katya Oddio:

I can't believe how smoothly you transitioned from Braodcast into Montenegro into Sonic Youth.
  10:00am charlie:

They just sort of present themselves and line themselves up, Katya! Kind of like when doing the Jumble puzzle and the letters unscramble themselves before my eyes...
  10:01am ndbob:

One of the many great things about your show is that I can't explain it to anyone.
  10:03am Katya Oddio:

LOL @ ndbob! Right? Especially when he used to tweak speeds and the likes and sing along, right MC Chazaloo? Tee hee!
  10:04am charlie:

Yes, please *don't* explain this song to anyone, Bob! :)
  10:05am Gary Mitchell:

nice vocal charlie - sinister and silly at the same time
  10:05am ndbob:

  10:05am don:

morning there charlie - from cotton crown to cotton candy
  10:05am charlie:

that was exactly my intention, Gary!
  10:06am ndbob:

Heya Gary! and Don
  10:07am charlie:

Well, Sonic Youth were really into Madonna! Did that whole "Ciccone Youth" album. And I've always thought the melody of Cotton Crown sounded like Borderline, so...
  10:08am Katya Oddio:

well done -- and fun
  10:09am charlie:

and a belated welcome, Don!
  10:09am jan:

Good show Charlie- great to hear your voice.
  10:10am crowe:

hey chaz i saw stardeath and the white dwarfs do borderline @ the wellmont opening for the flaming lips.
i like your vocal better.
  10:12am trouble:

good morning sharlie! finally a thursday i can sit and listen in live. so very glad to have you adding to the musical airwaves...
  10:13am charlie:

Good morning Jan, and welcome. And, holy cow, hello Crowe!! And nice to share some Thursday time with you, Trouble!!!
  10:14am Katya Oddio:

This "where silence should have been" theme doesn't work. End the silence. Silence is dead. The Vermont show worked, too, but hearing you WFMU again is the tops. Down with Silence!
  10:15am Katya Oddio:

but no one misses the Holland Tunnel...
  10:17am Gary Mitchell:

this sure ain't Route 66
  10:19am charlie:

"Leaving for the other side/Going to take a Holland Tunnel dive" -- wonder which side he's coming from!?
  10:20am Katya Oddio:

Getting out of the Holland Tunnel (on either side) is its own reward.
  10:21am charlie:

... and there is no such thing as "silence"! at least according to John Cage. It's just that I prefer silence to hearing my mic breaks!
  10:22am Katya Oddio:

Cage and his point to prove aside, your personality is part of the mix, Lewis. It's the glue to the sound matrix.
  10:25am charlie:

that should be "personality"!
  10:27am charlie:

This is the kitchen sink set...
  10:30am Katya Oddio:

Those Stiff singles were so much fun! Still have a stack of 7"s that were in overplay at our parties. Love 'em. Back soon; gotta dance!
  10:34am ndbob:

Did you ever hear that Barbara Steisand song with household appliances?
  10:35am Gary Mitchell:

great stuff bob
  10:35am charlie:

No Bob! What is it? Must find...
  10:37am Gary Mitchell:

If memory serves, Charles Randolph Grean (Quentin's Theme) was the maestro behind that Central High 45.
  10:38am ndbob:

It's from the Barbara and other musical instruments LP - a TV special - there is a DVD too
  10:38am charlie:

No foolin, Gary? Innaresting!
  10:39am charlie:

Maybe I should consult you before I put my shows together, Bob!
  10:40am ndbob:

I have lots of odd stuff - just ask Gary
  10:45am trouble spouse:

Charlie! Procul Harum! Great to hear you!
  10:47am charlie:

Hello Mr Trouble! Glad to see you. Glad you enjoyed the Procol Harum.
  10:47am Gary Mitchell:

mister eclectic of mid america
  10:48am charlie:

This is Mr. Spizz' follow-up to the smash hit, "Where's Captain Kirk?"
  10:50am jill:

Is this Reggie Watts?
  10:50am Gary Mitchell:

better than the original
  10:52am charlie:

Hey Jill -- it's this nutty guy from Japan who calls himself Dokaka -- he multitracks himself doing all the parts to lots of great songs, all in nonsense vocal sounds. Yes, Gary, better than the original! He was on Bryce's show once -- look up the archive -- they sing together!
  10:52am Katya Oddio:

This show has me pulling records from the shelves to play tonight. Thanks for the inspiration, Charlie. Haven't played AS80's DO A RUNNER in years.
  10:55am charlie:

Don't know that one, Katya! Have fun tonight. Wanna tell the folks where you're spinning?
  10:56am ndbob:

Great show Charlie!
  10:56am charlie:

Hey everybody -- thanks for dropping by this morning and hanging out in the kitchen at this party! See you next time.
  10:57am Katya Oddio:

(Arizona.... Sorry, gang.) Thanks for another great show, Charlie! Always fun!
  10:58am trrs:

Thanks Charlie.
  10:58am Michael:

over too soon! til next time!
  10:58am charlie:

Alright everybody, get on board for Arizona! Have a great day all, and thanks for all the comments.
  12:55pm Parq:

Charlie, I can't listen to your show live at work but I can listen to the archive there (long story), so I'm catching it today. Superb, as usual. Dug hearing something from In Held Twas I, and never heard AS80's follow-up to "Kirk" before. Hope winter isn't too harsh up your way.
  10:34am Drummer Some:

Digging the rebroadcast, Charlie. Three cheers!
  1:19pm Vicki:

bit late but listening now... thanks Charlie :)
  8:50pm charlie:

Hey, Parq, Mr Drummer, and Vicki -- Your comments are like still feeling drunk when lying in bed after the party... Thanks for dropping by!
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